“Survivor’s Remorse,” a comedy set in the world of professional basketball, has been officially greenlit by Starz and will air at the end of this year, the cabler announced today.
Similar to what “Entourage” did for Hollywood, the half-hour scripted show comes from LeBron James, Tom Werner, Mike O’Malley, Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter shows the humor and sorrow of the world of hoops. It follows young phenom Cam Calloway, who signs a multi-million dollar basketball contract and moves to Georgia with his cousin Reggie. Situations with opportunistic family members and the duo’s strong ties to their impoverished neighborhood ensure.
O’Malley, a long-time basketball fan, penned the script. He will serve as executive producer, along with James and Werner.
“Ever since I got cut from the freshman hoop team at Bishop Guertin High School in 1980, I’ve wanted to write about my love and hatred of basketball,” said O’Malley. “Starz has given us great freedom to explore an authentic world inspired by Maverick and LeBron. Tom’s legendary TV career and his experiences as a professional sports owner combined with Paul’s wealth of business and entertainment industry relationships have given this team a truly strong foundation to build a successful series.”
The series will shoot in Atlanta, Georgia.